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New custom parchment to be given to Lethbridge nursing grads

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – People graduating from nursing at the U of L and Lethbridge College will be getting a special diploma.

The two local post-secondaries have approved a new parchment for grads of the Nursing Education in Southwestern Alberta program.

That paper will now feature the names, logos, and signatures of officers from both institutions, which reflects the long-standing nursing collaboration between the College and University.

This has been a four year program which has students taking the first two years of nursing studies at the College before finishing the final two years at the U of L to get their Bachelor of Nursing Degree.

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“This parchment is an acknowledgement of the important role both the U of L and the college play in the education of our students and in support of the health-care system. We are proud that students will be able to reflect on their entire educational journey when they receive their parchment,” says Dr. Samantha Lenci, Lethbridge College provost and vice-president academic.

The program first launched back in 2002.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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